Hi there - I'm new to this board as my husband and I are just in the process of finalizing the purchase of our first home! We are doing a kitchen makeover and I'm very into the brass hardware trend right now (my husband shockingly has no opinion on cabinet hardware). There are several different pieces I've fallen in love with and I'm not sure if they all go together, as one has a slightly more modern feel that the others. Could you please opine and let me know if style really matters or if the finish makes it so that they all go together already (ex. brushed vs. lacquered)?
How did you figure out your finishes - buy a bunch and return what you didn't like or was there some type of software you used?
I love the long rods in the first photo but am also loving the latch and cup style in the second - especially the latch.